Lions of Judah Conference a Roaring Success

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Lions of Judah have returned after an incredible three-day conference in Washington, D.C.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Lions of Judah have returned after an incredible three-day conference in Washington, D.C. Lions of Judah give an individual gift of $5,000 or more each year to the Jewish Federation’s campaign. More than 50 women from Philadelphia represented the fourth-largest delegation, chaired by Marian Fisher and Amy Stein, at the conference, which welcomed more than 1,300 women from around the world.
This year’s conference featured more than 100 speakers, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; political commentators Nicole Wallace and Paul Begala; the founder of Our Closet, Philadelphia’s Jill Aschkenasy; and three female senators in Tammy Baldwin, Amy Klobuchar and Debbie Stabenow.  Breakout sessions focused on Israeli social entrepreneurship, the millennial mindset, challenges on university campuses and inclusiveness. The Lions celebrated this year’s local Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award winner, steadfast Jewish Federation leader Phyllis Finkelstein, who also will be honored at Women’s Philanthropy’s Lions of Judah Annual Luncheon on Oct. 6.
Together, Philadelphia contributed almost $600,000 to the staggering $31.5 million raised over three days to support the Jewish community.  For more information on the luncheon, Lions of Judah or Women’s Philanthropy, please contact Sarah Bernstein Solomon, associate director of Women’s Philanthropy, at 215-832-0894 or ssolomon@jewishphilly.org.

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